So I’m watching Investigation Discovery’s “The Lies That Bind” tonight …

I first met Daniela Malave way back in 2005, when we both worked for the Albany Patroons (I was a photographer, she was one of the “Emeralds” cheerleaders / dance team members).  We stayed friends throughout the years, kept in contact with each other, and Daniela moved on to pursue an acting career.

Her acting career involved appearances in B-movies and Internet shows, but she never stopped in her quest.

Tonight, she breaks through with an appearance on television.

At 10:00 p.m. Eastern time, Daniela will appear on the Investigation Discovery “true crime” series The Lies That Bind.  The show chronicles crimes in which someone with a squeaky-clean appearance may hold secrets and crimes behind that pristine facade.

From Investigation Discovery’s site: “Everyone is hiding something. It may be a harmless secret. Or it might be something far more serious – a betrayal of trust or shocking indiscretion. Some of these come out over time, while others stay hidden forever. But sometimes, an event is so horrific, so cataclysmic, that everyone’s truths are laid bare. The Lies That Bind, tells the story of murder investigations that gradually exposed one truth after another, revealing the sinister underbelly beneath seemingly placid communities.”

Sweet.

Personally, I dig the Investigation Discovery channel.  I can have it playing in the background while I’m working on other projects or when I’m cleaning the apartment.  And if they’re showing something like Homicide Hunter (I would NOT want Lt. Joe Kenda chasing me, he doesn’t give up), or Deadly Women (take a drink whenever host Candice DeLong blinks her eyes and you’ll remain sober) or Scorned: Love Kills (complete with at least three scenes of fast-edited bedroom scenes straight out of a 2:30 a.m. Cinemax feature), then I’m blocking my day to watch these programs.

So congratulations to Daniela Malave on her acting apperance in this Investigation Discovery episode, and I hope it leads to bigger and better things.

And I can truly say that I knew her when … way back in the day … damn, I’m old …